Borin Van Loon,Vinay Lal

Introducing Hinduism

“Introducing Hinduism” offers a guide to the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this extraordinarily diverse faith. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste system and its views on sex, everyday life and asceticism. This work answers questions including: Why do Hindus revere the cow? Must Hindus be vegetarian? And much more…
341 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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    Yulia Sausanhas quoted4 months ago
    The indigenous people are seen as possibly matriarchal and “softer” in their approach to life. The Aryans are viewed instead as patriarchal and more inclined to prize masculinity.
    Yaroslav Smirnovhas quoted10 months ago
    Shiva, the all-important god besides Vishnu, is almost certainly a non-Aryan god (absent in the Vedas) who eventually made his way into the Hindu pantheon

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